Life Threatenting Conditions

WHAT IS A LIFE-THREATENING HEALTH CONDITION?

A life-threatening health condition puts the child in danger of death during the school day without medication or treatment and a nursing plan in place (see Washington state law RCW 28A.210.320).

Life-threatening health conditions include:

  • diabetes

  • severe asthma

  • severe allergies (bees, peanuts, etc.)

  • cardiac/heart conditions

  • epilepsy/seizure disorder


REPORTING THE CONDITION OR ILLNESS:

Parents/guardians of students with life-threatening conditions must inform the school and work with the school nurse and the student’s health care provider to create a health care plan. Planning ahead helps schools to be equipped and prepared to care for students in emergency health situations.

Parents/guardians must:

  • report the life-threatening condition on the Health History form

  • schedule an appointment with your medical provider to complete needed medical forms for your student's diagnosis (Medication at School)

  • review and sign off the health care plan that is specific to the student’s illness

All student health forms are available in the school office. Required documentation must be completed before the child attends school.